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Train services on Dhaka-Sylhet routes restored after 6 hrs

Photo: A group of miscreants uproot rail slipper at Shahpur Bazar in Madhabpur upazila on Friday, Dec 21, 2018. Habiganj Correspondend :  Train services of Sylhet with Dhaka and other parts of the country remained suspended for six hours as a group of miscreants uprooted rail slipper at Shahpur Bazar in Madhabpur upazila on Friday. Sub-inspector Sajibur Rahman of Shayestaganj ...

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Faridpur DC gets death threat to perform duties neutrally

Photo: Umme Salma Tanzia, Deputy Commissioner of Faridpur. Faridpur, Dec 20 : Umme Salma Tanzia, Deputy Commissioner of the district received death threat through a letter on Thursday. The letter which threatened to kill the DC and her family if she does not perform her duties neutrally in the upcoming election arrived by post. Salma Tanzia said she sent the ...

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So- called Bangladesh Gender equality

Fatema Miah: The Colum about Bangladesh gender equal country drew my attention. The picture under the head line, there’s woman carrying brick blocks on her head supporting with her hands up holding onto the loads while walking forwards at the same time. Distressing picture, a woman under stress, taking steps by straining herself. There are men in the background burden ...

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BNP, Jamaat plan to kill police officers ahead of polls: PM

88 retired senior police officials extend support to AL Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses retired senior police officers at a function at her official residence Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said BNP and Jamaat have worked out two plans ahead of the election — killing police ...

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Shakib’s all-round performance helps Bangladesh level T20I series

Bangladesh cricket team celebrates a wicket of WI batsman in the 2nd T20 match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 20 : An all-round performance by skipper Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh earn a thumping 36-run victory over West Indies in the 2nd game at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday to ...

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Fatal road crash in Gopalganj; 11 dead

Photo: Rescue team tries to rescue people from the crashed vehicle in Gopalganj on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018. Gopalganj, Dec 20 : At least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured as a bus smashed a human-hauler at Haridaspur in the district town on Thursday evening. Three of the deceased were identified as the human-hauler driver Rajib Mollah, Saddam ...

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Bangladesh to cooperate in improving migration governance

Dhaka, Dec 20 : Bangladesh has reaffirmed its commitment to enhance international cooperation in bringing positive and qualitative changes in migration governance. “Bangladesh looks at migration as an integral component of her development aspirations as envisaged by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her vision for a prosperous Bangladesh,” said Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United ...

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Excel Awards Celebrate outstanding achievements

Emdad Rahman: The Excel Awards 2018 have celebrated the magical efforts of high achieving students and local residents who volunteer to make their communities better places to live in. The Awards at Care House, Watney Market, east London were hosted by Zoinul Abidin and chaired by Shibbir Kawsar. The Excel Awards are a community project and celebrate high achievers from ...

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Mayor warns that Government shake-up of council funding could badly hit Tower Hamlets

The Government has launched a consultation on proposed new funding arrangements for local councils. The so-called ‘Fair Funding Review’ will likely see funding moved away from areas of higher deprivation to more affluent areas, warns Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. Exact details of the impact are not yet known, leaving councils in a position of uncertainty as they plan ...

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3 astronauts return from International Space Station

Moscow, Dec 20 : Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA’s Serena  Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on the snow-covered steppes in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan. They ...

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